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3/5/2013 4:04:00 PM
UP names new provost
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Thomas Greene
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Thomas Greene

Thomas Greene has been named provost of the University of Portland. He had been filling the post on an interim basis since August 2012.

Greene, who holds a doctorate in education, will now oversee faculty and academic personnel and programs as well as the library, the center for Catholic life, a center for entrepreneurship, the registrar’s office, institutional research and the studies abroad and honors programs. Greene is still a professor in the School of Education.

“His expertise as an educator, his long and varied experience as an administrator, his excellence and creativity as professor and dean will all serve the university well," says Holy Cross Father William Beauchamp, president of the university. "During his many years here, he has been an integral part of the university’s remarkable academic progress.”

Greene assumes the position last held by Holy Cross Brother Donald Stabrowski, who served UP for 24 years as provost, academic vice president, dean of the college of arts and sciences and professor of political science. Brother Donald left UP last September to serve as assistant provincial for the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers.

Greene has served as dean of the Graduate School, interim dean of the School of Education, associate dean of the School of Education and director of teacher education. He has worked at UP since 1983 and in 2010 won the Culligan Award, the university’s highest faculty honor. He has served as assistant superintendent of both Beaverton and Gresham-Barlow School Districts and in many other administrative and faculty positions throughout Oregon.

An Oregon resident his entire life, Greene earned a bachelor of science degree from Portland State University, a master of arts in teaching from Lewis and Clark College and a doctoral degree from the University of Oregon and Portland State University.  Greene lives in Portland with his wife and spends time with his adult children and other family members as well as enjoying gardening, music, reading, fountain pens, cooking and vintage cars.

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